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the new white house effort to sell obama care after the re-launch without any security as we just went over in the last segment. juan, what can the president say to the millions who have gotten their cancellation letters, the millions who are paying higher premiums, the millions of people who can't keep their doctors. what can you possibly say to them? >> well, i know what their script is. i think what you're saying is very real, sean, so i'm not minimizing it at all. so you know they're going to say the president is right now confident enough of the status of the website that he is telling people look, don't forget, you get health care, the kids can stay on your plan. they can't kick you off with pre-existing conditions. >> mercedes, that is not the main promises, the main selling points that the president made. >> so the president is confident that the website is working better, right? however, the american people are not confident in the president. what we're seeing is that four out of ten americans in the most recent poll that came out on cnn basically said the president doesn't kn
to see a return to one party rule. charles krauthammer reacts. did the obama white house quietly pass a rule giving unions a huge tax break under obama care? that investigation is next. later, a bus full of kids so out of control the driver had to call the cops. wait until you hear who wound up in trouble. >> [ bleep ] focus on what you're doing. what if you hit somebody? you think it's [ bleep ] funny, look at me like a man. mine was earned orbiting the moon in 1971. afghanistan in 2009. on the u.s.s. saratoga in 1982. [ male announcer ] once it's earned, usaa auto insurance is often handed down from generation to generation because it offers a superior level of protection and because usaa's commitment to serve current and former military members and their families is without equal. begin your legacy. get an auto insurance quote. usaa. we know what it means to serve. a body at rest tends to stay at rest... while a body in motion tends to stay in motion. staying active can actually ease arthritis symptoms. but if you have arthritis, staying active can be difficult. prescription celebr
face by the white house in admitting that its statement that president obama had never met his uncle, who recently walls allowed to stay in the u.s. despite a deportation order, was false. the white house said the mixup happened because no one asked the president about his relationship with his uncle. today, a lack of meetings has raised questions about the administration. the government accountability institute released an analysis of the presidential meetings with cabinet secretary since obama care was signed into law. according to that report, president obama did not meet with kathleen sebelius, the secretary of hhs, the secretary in charge of implementing obama care a single time. white house secretary jay carney questioned the accuracy of the report because it only looked at the public schedule. >> cabinet secretaries don't regularly get entered into the visitor's log because they come frequently. and she meets frequently with the president. >> she will be on capitol hill next week to face questions about obama care struggles. >>> remember the official stamp of the statue of lib
was briefed by the obama white house on the health care and grace marie turner, she will be testifying tomorrow on obama health care. what's the thrust of your testimony going to be tomorrow? >> the president has said that oh, we don't need to worry about those 5% of americans, 15 million americans that are losing their health insurance because of individual coverage. he said 85% to 90% of the rest of americans are fine nothing changes for them. what we're talking about is how many changes there are to those in the employer market, 150 million people have coverage through the employer market. and for small businesses and big businesses many of them are going to lose coverage, see much higher premiums, higher deductible, fewer doctors in their network. there are many, many changes to come. as many as 35 million people could lose their health insurance next year who have it through small businesses because small businesses decide they just can't afford it and they are going to pay the penalty instead. >> mark, what were your talking points today to deal with grace marie's 35 million peop
discussing with you a moment ago, i talked to four former aides to president obama. the white house isn't confirming this but all four of them said they expect that president obama will, in fact, attend that ceremony along with other world leaders. we saw president obama come into the briefing room as in the clip that you played tonight where he referred to nelson mandela as an inspiration, an example for him from the earliest phase of his political stirrings as a student at occidental college where he attended an anti-apartheid protest there. of course, nelson mandela is someone who was the first african-american or excuse me, the first african leader, black african leader of south africa which had been governed by a white government, president obama followed in that footstep as the first african-american president of the united states, and he said that he would spend the rest of his life trying to live up to and follow nelson mandela's example. what was so notable about nelson mandela was that he actually achieved in practice the promise that president obama had held out in 2004 at th
at the white house. the obama administration is giving staff photographs access to the president that media organizations should have too. good morning from washington. details coming up on preparations for the massive memorial service for nelson mandela in south africa. we are starting with the economy. there have been solid job numbers and major revision for the gd approximate, and a strong end to the week on wall street. it has a bunch of experts predictioning that a steadily improving economy is on the horizon for the coming year. what would that mean politically? health care and obstruction are the clubs are choice for the two parties. they are beating each other up over both issues and both could be problems as well. the economy is the wild card right now. right now things are looking up. on friday we got word that they push the average jobs growth to 189,000 a month. not great, but not horrible. it's an improvement over 2012. unemployment is down to 7% down 18/10 of a point from this time last year and the lowest since november of 2008. we saw a big revision that was up 3.6% in the t
illegally. at the time, the white house claimed that omar and president obama had never met because reporters were inquiring about the relationship. now, they have done a complete 180. trace gallagher has a "kelly file" investigation. >> in fact, when the president's uncle was arrested for drunk driving in 2011, not only did we first learn he was in the country illegally, but that's when we first learned he was related to the president. he was asked if he would like to make a phone call. he said, i think i'll call the white house. then the white house told the boston globe there was no record at all of the president meeting his uncle omar. then this week in the boston immigration court, omar obama testified not only had he met his nephew, but barack obama even lived with him for a short time. now the white house says there was no deception. they just couldn't find any evidence to support that the president had met his uncle. it's unclear exactly what evidence they were looking for, even though omar obama was mentioned in the president's book, the white house said there was no mentio
importantly, how people can sign up. >> welcome to "the journal editorial report." that was president obama at the white house youth summit pitching the revamped website. they are touting this week's rising enrollment numbers and to sell it to a still skeptical public. is obama care on the road to recovery? let's ask joe rag go, deputy editor dan and kim. so joe, has obama care turned the corner here, as the white house says. >> they'd love to make you think that. what they did was they picked a -- they made a deliberate political decision to fix the part of the website that consumers see but they haven't fixed the so-called back end, the information systems that transmits data to insurers about who is signing up for their products. so it's essentially like ordering something online and never having it go to the warehouse to deliver. >> so the sign-up numbers have improved -- >> but still not totally up to speed. >> they are pitching this 29,000 enrollment figure for the first two days of december. is that meaningful? >> look, they were looking for seven million people to sig
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deadline for obama care, so the white house is taking on a new effort to fight back against the law's extremely loud critics. you can find of feel the change in tone from the white house on this subject already. they don't sound like they're playing defense on the subject anymore. the president gave a short kickoff speak about it this afternoon in washington, d.c., and i think it was telling this was the biggest applause line in the speech. >> i have always said i would work with anybody to implement and improve this law effectively. you have good ideas, bring them to me. let's go. but we're not repealing it as long as i'm president. i want everybody to be sure of that. >> on thursday this week, the venue will be different, the crowd bill probably be a little younger, and the president will be forced off script undoubtedly because president obama on thursday is sitting down for a one-on-one hardball college interview with chris matthews at american university. president obama and chris matthews on thursday. the interview can only be seen here on msnbc, this thursday, 7:00 p.m. easte
! >>> the white house says the health care website is dramatically improved, but does that mean obama care is now out of the woods? joining us now, dr. ezekiel emanuel. welcome back to fox news sunday. since the relaunch a week ago of the website, enrollment numbers are up sharply. that's the good news, but the administration says that the website is still sending erroneous messages to insurers about one in ten people who think they have signed up. isn't a 10% error rate still a serious problem? >> as i understand it, they're working very hard on those so-called 834 forms and second of all, they're working with the insurers to clean up that information and they did push that a little further down, which they have time to do because they don't need to get the information to them for another few weeks and they're both working really hard to solve that problem. in addition, they identified one bug that seals to be causing a large portion. >> but it's still a problem. >> in october, you said they couldn't solve the b problem of signing up. they have gone a lopg way. >> i never said that. you're makin
. >> president obama speaking at a youth summit today at the white house speaking about healthcare, trying to recruit folks to sell his healthcare plan around the country. this, as a new poll is out from harvard polling 18 to 29-year-olds in the past couple of weeks do you approve or disapprove of the aca. there you see disapprove 56%. approve 39%. how likely are you to enroll in insurance through obamacare? or aca exchange likely 20% unlikely 47%. 50/5028%. we're back with the panel. david, where is this now on the hill? where are are republicans? where are democrats? where is this relaunch. >> i think had when you an administration this deep into a national policy and you are the midst of another pr offensive and improving the messaging, it means you have a durable political problem. and so for democrats, they're optimistic and by the fact that the web site is doing better. we'll know shortly over the next couple weeks, i think whether the back end is doing as well as the front end. that makes them feel good. for republicans who never liked the law and see a lot of problems with it they
analysis on the white house push to remarket obama care. all right we'll have that john boehner in a moment. in the meantime, look who is here. bob cusack. good to have the both of you. you know the business world you get a second chance at first impressions? >> it is an uphill struggle. he has to ask america to ignore the millions of scanceling this cost to tens of millions of people and look at the good stuff and by the way -- here is the thing. >> your mic doesn't work right now if the desk weren't so far, i would hand you mine. i'm going to go to bob for the questions of the politics of all of this. how does the president survive this politicly? >> i think this white house is going to be more aglgressaggres. democrats have been disappointed. it has had a tough two months. but the white house is pushing back more on the media as well as republicans. i expect the president to be aggressive. as the polls will show, it has been an unpopular law and has taken a major hit. they push back on republicans and on the washington post report. if the website falters against they are going to take an
here. >> i think first things first for the obama white house. they want to get people signed up. they want to get a gathering sense of confidence that the law will actually work. he needs his own troops to do that. i think there's been some sterling examples of democrats really diving down in a place like kentucky, a southern state where the democratic governor felt he had no choice given the poverty of the state and number of people who need medicaid, et cetera, et cetera. nobody accused of steve bashir as being a washington base the leftist conspiracy or. an old fashioned kentucky politician who has gotten to work. he feels he could use any help he can get from groups elsewhere around the country. >> howard, you see people are diving down and getting into it in kentucky. you make me think about good old sec football and the republicans are like a football team with no offense and only a defense. they just keep trying to stop and never want to advance the ball. they have no strategies but they do have multiple defensive strategies. the repeal movement is now dead. the attack th
working moments voting to repeal obama care anymore. since republicans took over the house, they have voted to repeal obama care 46 times! but they have stopped doing that now. since the shutdown, no more repeal obama care votes. repealing obama care now would mean they would be taking insurance from hundreds of thousands of americans. when they come back in january, it will be hundreds of thousands more americans who not just don't have just the promise of health insurance, but who are actually experiencing health insurance coverage, many of them for the first time in their lives. voting to repeal obama care was an expression of pure ideological exuberance for the first two or three or four dozen times that they took that vote, but now that people are getting covered, it's not that kind of vote anymore, and so, they're not taking that vote anymore. and so, now, what are they going to do with their time? six whole days to fill for the month of december. there's an interesting question when they've got in a way a small amount of time left between now and the end of the year, but six da
about face of president obama's own family. right after the break. don't miss it. >> white house said in 2011 there is no record of them ever being there. that it's -- how do you make that mistake? ick with innovation. stick with power. stick with technology. get the new flexcare platinum from philips sonicare and save now. philips sonicare. so you can see like right here i can just... you know, check my policy here, add a car, ah speak to customer service, check on a know, all with the ah, tap of my geico app. oh, at's so cool. well, i would disagree with you but, ah, that would make me a liar. no dude, you're on the jumbotron! whoa. ah...yeah, pretty much walked into that one. geico anywhere anytime. just a tap away on the geico app. >>> now, they've done a 180, the kelly file investigation. trace? >> when the president's uncle was arrested for drunk driving in 2011 not only did we learn he's in the country illegal but learned he's related to the president he was asked if he'd like to make a phone call but he said i think i'd like to call the white house white house says
meant to step on the field. . white house getting ready to roll out a new obama care campaign. brianna keilar is at the white house this morning. >> reporter: with some improvements to affordable health care website under his belt, is he making a pitch again. is it too soon? a live report is coming up. 1ñp farmer: hello, i'm an idaho potato farmer. and our giant idaho potato truck is still missing. so my dog and i we're going to go find it. it's out there somewhere spreading the good word about idaho potatoes and raising money for meals on wheels. but we'd really like our truck back, so if you see it, let us know, would you? thanks. what? i use my citi thankyou card to get 2x the points at the coffee the office, which will help me get to a beach in miami and they'll be stuck at the cube farm. the citi thankyou preferred card. now earn 2x the points dining out, with no annual fee. go to millions have raised their hand for the proven relief of the purple pill. and that relief could be in your hand. for many, nexium helps relieve heartburn symptoms from aci
country's leaders past and present. we heard from president obama last night. let's go to the white house now and hear from brianna keilar. this was a personal moment for barack obama who talked about the influence of nelson mandela when he was a young man. >> reporter: that's right, john. it was just huge. president obama was 19 years old when he first got involved with the anti-apartheid movement. the first time he gave what being call a political speech was back in 1981. he was a sophomore at occidental college when he spoke out against apartheid. for president obama, nelson mandela was a personal hero and personal idol who struggled his earliest ambitions. >> i am one of the first who grew inspiration from nelson mandela's life. my first political action, the first thing i ever did that involved an issue of policy or politics was a protest against apartheid. >> reporter: they met in person only briefly in 2005 before obama became president. the two leaders, each standing in history as the first black president of his nation, spoke occasionally by phone. president obama penned the forw
are waiting to hear from the white house for the first time since they hit the deadline for the obama care website to be fixed. >> some vower ares say the site's ills are not cured>> reporter: while the white house declared victory on turning the corner on the website. they say there is back end problems to the site in completing the process through the check out counter and you will communicate with the insurance company when you have enrolled and signed up. as they log on to, there is jumbled things and what not that suggest that the site is not ready. you have a larger group of people trying to log on that it is turning the corner and that may explain why outside help advisors like dr. emmanuel seemed to be lowering expectation. >> like goggle and facebook they are constantly improving and this one has a way to go. it is working reasonably well. >> reporter: that so manies to lower the bar a bit on how well it is really working. and republican law makers are not questioning whether the website is fixed, but wonder if people will be more frustrated when they so what the
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of obama care and the white house will emphasize one benefit of the law each day until december 23rd, that is the deadline to sign up for coverage in january. >>> vice president joe biden is in japan this morning, the first stop on a week-long asia trip that includes visits to china and south korea. the vice president had planned to focus on trade and economic issues but suddenly he is finding himself to calm rising tensions in the region over the east china sea claimed by china and japan. the dispute intensified last week with china's claim of an airplane defense identification zone over these islands. >>> accusations this morning against syrian president bashar. the human rights chief says massive evidence collected over the course of the 33-month-old conflict in syria indicates asawed sad in war crimes and crimes against humanity. cnn's frederik pleitgen is following this for us and live in damascus. does this report name bashar al assad specifically? >> reporter: it doesn't name him specifically but does implicate him. the report says that these war crimes and crimes against huma
to pay for themselves in energy savings over the course of president obama's tenure. but just down the street at the grand hyatt hotel in washington, the white house's solar panels are the object of scorn and strategy. it is the meeting of the exchange council, alec, the consortium, where mostly republicans fought for the passage in their states. the initiative is to punish american homeowners who choose to go solar, the idea is to make the solar-powered homeowners pay a penalty for using fewer fossil fuels, disincentivize the use. alec's stated objective is blocking the renewable energy at the state and federal level. touting their laws that reform, freeze or repeal state or renewable energy mandates. these internal documents obtained by "the guardian" boasts that 15 states used this kind of legislation. they try to get their bills copied and passed as law in as many states as possible. that is what they do. the american legislative exchange council. they write or take legislation and then shop it to other states. sometimes they already became law, like in the bill stripping union
the new york stock exchange. >>> let's head to the white house now because this is good news for the obama administration, it comes on the heels of all the bad news about obama care. brianna keilar is at the white house this morning. good morning, brianna. >> reporter: good morning to you, carol. this is positive news for the obama administration. we don't have official reaction yet, that normally comes later generally in this hour so we'll be looking to are that but i think the read -- we've been through so many reports i think we have a sense of what the reaction will be, this say positive trend, still more work to do and you said carol, this allows president obama to focus on the economy, something he already tried to do this week in an address where he outlined new economic initiatives like the minimum wage, like increasing investments and infrastructure and education, so this gives him a little fuel to do that as the rollout to obama care has been so rocky. this is certainly something the white house is welcoming here. >> we'll check back. brianna keilar live at the white house this m
would became historic pictures. that photo you showed of a silhouetted obama, it was right next to his desk. >> you know, this photograph, we are told ended up on the desk both of president obama in the white house and of nelson mandela in his office back in south africa. we all know that this past summer when nelson mandela fell ill for the last time, president obama had a trip scheduled to that part of the world. he they did not meet but he did go inside his cell in robben island. here's what he wrote. on behalf of our family, we're deeply humbled to stand where men of such courage faced down injustice and refused to yield. mandela represented and i think michael sheir among others pointed out in the "new york times" today the kind of hope that would become the theme of the president's first campaign. what has been his influence on barack obama and his leadership? >> well, actually, that photo you just took of obama in june of 2013, that was the second time he was in that cell. i was with him the first time in august of 2006 when he was on as a united states senator from illinois whe
in the personal venom that developed between president obama and charlie rangel. been in the house of representatives 44 years. it turns out they hate each other. there's no way to put a finer point on this. they despise each other. a new book has the president calling charlie rangel, quote, a hack referring to his many ethical challenges. there's no doubts charlie rangel is a hack and been caught not paying his taxes. >> it breaks it down, the sort of back and forth. it seems to be that rangle is, as they describe it, old school. he's been there for 44 years, harlem congressman. he does it old school and he has seen president obama as an up start, a beginner. he famously backed hillary clinton. and then of course when he was elected, brought na office. charlie rangel thought he would have access to the white house as chairman of the house ways and means committee. he didn't get access. >> and who did? >> al sharpton. that's who they went with for their community outreach. they went with al sharpton over charlie rangel. charlie rangel has been pretty honest about the failures of ob
care site on the mend. brianna keilar at the white house this morning. >> hi there, carol. the obama administration says it has met its goal and is running a whole lot smoother. but there's still a lot of problems as well i'll have a live report in just a moment. ke. i use my citi thankyou card to get 2x the points at the coffee the office, which will help me get to a beach in miami and they'll be stuck at the cube farm. the citi thankyou preferred card. now earn 2x the points dining out, with no annual fee. go to you can fill that box and pay one flat rate. i didn't know the coal thing was real. it's very real... david rivera. rivera, david. [ male announcer ] fedex one rate. simple, flat rate shipping with the reliability of fedex. >>> it's like the difference between night and day, how the man in charge of fixing the obama care website describes the experience for people who sign up now after that self-imposed deadline to get the site working for the majority of users. the obama administration under heavy criticism and scrutiny after b
's beau and sunny. they are in big trouble. they are in the dog house. [♪] martha: sonny, obama got a little too excited at an event at the white house for the holidays, knocking ashton garner over. you okay, sweetie? you can see michelle obama had a firm hand on that dog after that. she helped her. she's okay. up we go. all was foregiven. she got all those fancy pastry thes and cookies. the baker at the white house does a great job with it. bill: we are saying sonny is in the dog house at the white house. it could be worse. the 2014 ad hitting democrats using nancy pelosi's own word against her. >> we have to pass the bill so you can find out what's in it. i stand by what i said there. when people see what is in the bill they will like it, and they will. i don't think you can tell what will happen next year. but i will tell you this, the democrats stand tall in support of an affordable care act. democrats stand tall in support of an affordable care act. democrats stand tall in you a spefort an affordable care act. bill: that at has been put out by americans for prosperity. frank lu
. and the house oversight committee and investigating whether obama care man date are a product of government overreach. >> and how significant could it be that families show up on new year's day in the hospital needing a life- saving prescription and find that what they sign up didn't make it all the way through the process and they department have the coverage. how concerned should they be. >> i can't escape the notion the entirity of the affordable care act was solid on deception. consequences are becoming more evident every day. >> yesterday i logged in to the dc exchange where members of congress must go. we don't have as a front end or back end. in the federal system but systems that feed into it, and in fact, ready. >> last comments from darril issa, republican out of california who is with me now. that hearing is over. and what dow think today? >> one of the things we learned even when the obama care website works properly. we are still going to have the market distortions. republican and democrats and selected witnesses made it clear that the market distortions through the government
, and the power of forgiveness. we'll have special coverage throughout this how. and we'll go to the white house and explore the special connection between mandela and president obama. then on to capitol hill where senator leahy was there in the 1990s. then i'll be joined by martin luther king iii. and we want to use today's question for you and get your thoughts for nelson mandela. how will you remember him and his legacy? >>> coming up next, we're getting into other big headlines of the day. backing up president obama as he looks to resell his signature legislation. joining our conversation, one of the members of that strike team matt cartwright. and that new jobs report. it's just out today showing unemployment falling to a five-year low. but republicans on the hill still not 100% happy about it. we'll explain. stay with us. hi honey, did you get the toaster cozy? yep. got all the cozies. [ grandma ] with new fedex one rate, i could fill a box and ship it for one flat rate. so i knit until it was full. you'd be crazy not to. is that nana? [ male announcer ] fedex one rate. simple, flat rate s
is fundamentally flawed. >> while the white house wants to claim that is working, we know that obama care is still plagued with problems. and every american deserves relief from it. >> every american deserves relief from it. really? would that include the 129 million americans with preexisting conditions who can no longer be denied coverage or charged more? do 105 million americans really want to go back to having lifetime limits on their care? and what about that republican alternative for covering the uninsured, reducing costs and all the rest? speaker boehner? >> the american people want to be able to pick their own type of health insurance. they want to be able to pick their own doctor. they want to be able to pick their own hospital. that's what a patient-centered health care system looks like. . you know, actually, mr. speaker, that's a lot of what the affordable care act already does. extending benefits to americans who before now have basically had two choices for their health care. their own home remedies or the emergency room. joining us now is our panel, political analyst,
, everyone. i'm andrea mitchell in new york. the obama administration trying to get past disas true rollout kicking off a new campaign promoting benefits of the health care law. robert gibbs msnbc contributor and former white house press secretary during the president's first term and dr. zeke emanuel msnbc contributor and former special adviser on policy to the obama administration. welcome both. first to you, robert, if you were behind the podium today, what would you be saying about >> i think what they have said yesterday and clearly with the president being out there today, there is a subtle message that the website is functioning in a much better place because they understand that if they do an event that draws attention to health care and the website that traffic will greatly increase. so they clearly are demonstrating with today's events the necessity, i think, of today's events the digital architecture of is greatly improved because they have confidence they can talk about the website and it won't crash. >> but zeke, what about the possible pitfalls d
attention on obama care, and it starts today. the kickoff is at the white house this afternoon. we'll hear from the president today, but the plan is to have a democrat or someone from the administration do something every single day until the december 23rd deadline. and just announced, this thursday the president will sit down with chris matthews at american university. the interview will air right here on msnbc's "hardball" at 7:00 p.m. eastern. again, that's thursday, december 5th. >>> and it appears to be the right time for a
. >>> president obama hosted a big white house youth summit this afternoon, but guess who wasn't invited? you're about to meet the national chair of the college republicans who's going to tell us why she was stiffed and why millennials are deserting obama and obama care in droves. >>> speaking of obama care, we have another raft of new problems with the health care law to report today. that includes what looks a bit like a bailout for the insurance companies. i don't like that if it's true. crony capitalism is not good. we'll look at it later on in the show. for now, please don't forget, free market capitalism is the best path to prosperity. just get rid of the tax and regulatory barriers to growth and we'll be all better off. "the kudlow report" is coming right back. ♪ [ male announcer ] they are a glowing example of what it means to be the best. and at this special time of year, they shine even brighter. come to the winter event and get the mercedes-benz you've always wished for, now for an exceptional price. [ santa ] ho, ho, ho, ho! [ male announcer ] lease the 2014 e350 for $579 a mont
africa for the latest on the death of a towering statesman. then, the white house launches a new obama care offensive. >> you got good ideas, bring them to me. let's go. but we're not repealing it
in chief promoting obama care. he spoke at the white house youth summit. >> one recent article reported that a surprisingly large number of people are signing up. there is a good reason for that. the law works. most young people without insurance can now get covered for under a hundred bucks a month. >> the president is facing an increasingly tough sell according to a recent cnn poll 53% of americans do not think the president is honest and trustwort trustworthy. bill burton served as national press secretary for the 2008 obama presidential campaign. he's now executive vice president and managing director of global strategy group. good to see you. >> good to see you. >> this is fun. thanks for coming on the set. >> appreciate you having me. >> there's been discussion about whether the president's newfound assurances ant the law and how it's working and don't worry about the website, get on, it's safe. can be trusted given the trust deficit the polling suggests. can he be should the people believe him? >> first of all, let's start with health care. we are obviously in a period of transit
is he talking about -- >> show me the great things they passed, in just the house, forget the senate. >> fighting obama every step of the way. >> that's what they're there for. >> they were right on everything. >> it goes down to what mitch mcconnell said, it is the republican party's whole ideal is to beat obama or level him. >> they go to that talking point as if it's their saving grace. when the facts are pointed out to them, it doesn't hold up. kimberly, i want you to listen to one more thing from president obama, which he apparently thinks it's just the media that comes up with divisive rhetoric, not him. >> the american people are good and they are decent. yes, sometimes we get very divided. partly because our politics and our media specifically tries to divide them. and splitter them. >> he's been the great uniter, right? >> who did he really mean when he was talking about the media? blame fox news. blame it on the rain. whatever. i mean, quit making excuses. the bottom line is, he's had the most control in terms of partisan politics and he's had the ability to put stuff throu
house pr push to sell obama care defeat any gop efforts to try to sabotage the aca law? weigh in on facebook and twitter. >>> just a reminder for everybody, chris matthews will exclusively interview president obama this week as part of his "hardball" college tour coming from american university. that interview will air this thursday at 7:00 p.m. eastern right here on msnbc. you do not want to miss it. >>> immigration activists keep up their washington fast, but will their efforts translate into real reform on capitol hill? we'll take a look at that. >>> also ahead, have you heard detroit bracing for a bankruptcy ruling today. right now the judge is reading his decision in a courtroom on whether the city can go ahead with a chapter 9 feeling. what sdmeejt for the people and the ripple effects it could have across the country. like right here i can just... you know, check my policy here, add a car, ah speak to customer service, check on a know, all with the ah, tap of my geico app. oh, that's so cool. well, i would disagree with you but, ah, that would make me a liar
york, i'm chris hayes, the white house today got the best news it has had in two months about obama care. we will bring that news to you in a moment as well as the president's latest push to get young people to enroll. but it has always been the case, the political fate of obama care would rest ultimately on its performance, what it did for people's lives and not on the lies and slander directed at it from the right. and while the smears deployed against it get shorter and shorter we have the latest example. did you hear about the guy whose baby was denied coverage under obama care? >> those family plan quotes included myself, my wife, our 7, 5, and 3-year-old, and 18 month-old was left off. the response was no, they don't allow family plans under the age of 8. >> this guy tried to sign his family up for insurance on the new york state exchange and they refused to enroll his 18 month-old baby? obama care is anti-toddler? the story, as you might imagine, got a lot of pickup in the right wing media. the post surfaced again and again all over conservative press and of course landed dis
are as well. >> that was president obama pitching obama care at the white house youth summit yesterday. here with us now from policy mike ceo and found er. policy mike is inviting young people to share ideas for what their generation and white house can do to make the affordable care ac. what does president obama have to say to young americans tonight to make them change their minds and it's worth signing up for health insurance? >> i think the key point is they haven't made up their mind yet because they are not educated enough on what the law means for them, how it will impact them in the short term and long term. the most important thing president obama can do is start a conversation, start a discussion which is really what he's set out to do and so this open mike conversation the white house will be responding to the most voted on submissions from young people all across the country. so i think president obama is very committed to starting a conversation that will hopefully get our generation educated on the details which are critical about this law. >> you know, jake, before -- you know
point for obama care. the white house says it met its december deadline to fix saying it's now working more than 90% of the time. the administration says the site can now handle 50,000 users at one time, meaning that 800,000 can register every day. white house communications director jennifer palmeri says they're confident in this site. >> we feel confident about the site working now as it was intended oerriginally conceivedo do, granted two months later than we or anyone would have liked to have seen, so we have confidence in that. >> on a conference call with reporters, jeff zients told reporters the difference between october 1st and december 1st is like night and day. >> response times are under one second. error rates are down well under 1%. and the system is stable with uptimes exceeding 90%. >> all right. so democrats, they're positive about these improvements. however, republicans say that the damage, it's already done. >> the website is improved vastly from where it was two months ago, and quite frankly where it is now is probably where it should have been two mo
president obama is violating the constitution. the house jude digs a -- judici heard that yesterday. he spoke about megyn kelly about why he thinks these hearings are necessary. >>> there are certainly circumstances when previous presidents have exceeded their authority under the law. and it's a responsibility of the congress not a partisan way but a bipartisan way to put a check on that. and hearings like the one we held today are a big part of that. >> yesterday's hearings focused on the employer mandate in obamacare but also looked into the way the president is handling issues like immigration. >> a federal trial underway today for a former bp drilling engineer accused of trying to destroy evidence by deleteling hundreds of text messages after the 2010 oil spill in the gulf of mexico. he was part of a team of experts who scrambled to seal the well after the explosion. he deleted text messages between himself and his supervisor about just how bad the spill was. his lawyer says he didn't know he was doing anything wrong. >> o.j. simpson's lawyers will take his case to the supreme court
in the fox extreme weather center. >> and new anger over obama care. as the white house admits that many of the people who had signed up for the health insurance through the online exchanges may not actually have coverage. >> and the day that lives in infamy.
strategy, repeal obama care. case in point, before the president concluded his remarks house speaker john boehner on the floor of the lower chamber railing against the nation's health care law mostly because that's the only thing he's allowed to talk about these days. >> delay the individual mandate, allow the american people to keep the health care plans that they would like. or scrap the health care law wreaking havoc on our economy. >> while jop seems content to bang the gong on obama care without any concern about the rest of the economy, the add manage is busy with the rest of the orchestra. if, as "the wall street journal" posits the president is winning hearts and minds doing his best elizabeth warren interpretation then he's not done yet. this morning president obama announce add new plan to triple the federal government's use of renewable energy by 20% by the year 2020. as one anonymous official told "new york times" every day there will be something coming out of the white house. that sounds so sort of pllike foreboding. we hope it's something good. you see in the script i said
mentioned who, word of the white house came through there, the center for american progress and he's speaking to folks across the country especially in the wake of the whole meltdown of the obama care website. this gives him more of a positive message to give to democrats, and to a working class people certainly who have been suffering on the losing end of a rising income and equality. >> you pointed out, susan, that this is not unique to his campaign either for barack obama or period. it's been used before this income inequality theme. john edward his the two americas. most recently here in new york bill de blasio's two cities theme, and in one case it worked and in another case it didn't if you talk about being elected. maybe that message can work on a local level and not too effective nationally? >> the nation is divided on whether these proposals on whether the government can make things better or whether you need to rely on the private sector and democrats have a firm view that, yes, that's one of the roles of the government including the federal government and the the republi
former president, nelson mandela. flags are also at half staff at the white house this morning. president obama and the first lady will be going to south africa on tuesday. and former presidents jimmy carter and bill clinton will also be going to south africa this week. nelson mandela will be laid to rest this week. charlene hunter-gault who worked for npr during nelson mandela's presidency, and from new york, special correspondent tom brokaw. here is tom back in 1990 interviewing nelson mandela after he was released from prison. it's a great photo. the reverend jesse jackson is here, one of the first people to greet mandela after he was released from prison. what a great day that was. we'll talk about it. and he wrote a book entitled "mandela's way." and charles ogletree who marched for mandela's freedom and subsequently met with him several times. welcome to all of you. it's a great privilege to have this conversation. i want to begin in south africa with charlene
city hall. flags are at half staff in the capitol and white house as well, which confirmed this morning that president obama and first lady michelle obama will participate in memorial events. the guest list for his funeral will likely include every living u.s. president able to travel along with dignitaries from around theor
anything done. they want to keep flogging negative obama care stories and hope that scores them some political points. but the truth of the matter is they could put immigration reform on the house right now and it would pass. they could do something like raising the minimum wage which is hugely popular out there in the country. and whether they want to address these issues or not, i do think there is a rising wave of support that is going to have to force them to take action. they're not going to do it on their own. on black friday we saw 1500 prote protests around the country at walmart. this week we're e sooing fast food workers protest for a higher wage. i think that is one thing they're not going to be able to ignore for long. >> you raise a good point. but let me go back to minimum wage. jared, a brand new "new york times" poll shows americans favor raising the minimum wage. that include 84% of democrats, 64% of independents, and 57% of republicans. >> right. >> and yet republicans in congress continue to oppose raising the minimum wage. listen to this. >> i've been dealing with
, all those folks who enrolled may not be enrolled. and the white house won't fess up. and none of this can hide the cold, hard fact, obama care is a bad product. its health plans cost more, provide less service and choice and it's a budget-buster for washington. you can bet this will be the number one issue of the 2014 elections and beyond. >>> as we begin the holiday season, we pay extra attention to pope francis' criticism of capitalism. his apparent view that the state will solve the problems of poverty, not the market. i must say, with the greatest of humility as a devout catholic, i completely disagree with his holiness. all those stories and much more coming up on "the kudlow report" beginning right now. >>> good evening, everyone. i'm larry kudlow. this is "the kudlow report." we're here live, 7:00 p.m. eastern, 4:00 p.m. pacific. new obama care enrollment numbers out. there are still glitches everywhere apparently. steve handelsman joins us with the details. >> reporter: the website's better but it doesn't mean it's good. the nbc news estimate is that 100,000 americans
in partnership with the white house administration on this, they specifically say be with the reason these policies are cancelled is because of obama care. >> they were weak policies that now need to meet a higher standard. they can't kick people off any more because they have a preexisting condition or set a lifetime cap on their coverage. they now have to meet those standard -- those americans who are being dropped from the plans will now be offered stronger plans and in fact 70 percent of people -- 70% of of people on the market will meet medicaid or -- >> that goes back to whether this is a lie. the president said, if you like your plan, can you keep it, period. now the insurance companies came out and said, that's not true. only reason we are dropping people from the plan says because of obama care and your response is, those were crappy plans. >> the president has acknowledged that that statement didn't clearly communicate what he wanted to communicate to the american people. >> a lie, that seems to be what senator cornyn is saying. >> i think that president specifically addres
panel. wendell potter, author of obama care, what's in it for me. senior white house reporter for politico and luke chung, founder of a software development firm located in virginia. thanks for joining us. i wanted to start with you luke, you were quoted in an article about the administration and what this website should be able to do here. now today the latest concern is the back to front, what's happening on the so-called back end, meaning the information people can get on now and the distribution of the information and the details to the insurance companies here. how does the administration fix it from now front to what we're now talking about, the back portion of this? >> that's been the big challenge for the whole administration during the process, to get consumers through the marketplace to choose something they want, apply for a subsidy and there are a lot of steps in there that need to work correctly so that people essentially can work through that whole -- >> that's part of the concerns we're hearing today from the insurance industry wendell, this back end information
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